• Free bus to First Night for Button Holders; Free Ride Home After Midnight for All

    Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) will offer a free ride to anyone wearing a First Night Monterey New Year’s Eve celebration button starting at 3:00 PM on December 31, 2013. On New Year’s Eve, MST bus lines will operate a Sunday schedule. For the safety and convenience of our passengers, all MST buses will be free to everyone after midnight. All regularly scheduled and supplemental service is intended for use by First Night Monterey attendees as well as the general public. After normal operating schedules have ended at approximately 7:00 PM, MST will provide additional service in association with the First Night New Year’s celebrations as follows:

    Getting there:

    For those wearing First Night buttons, free rides are available on all operating MST lines beginning at 3 p.m. MST also offers a park and ride option from Del Monte Center. Park at Del Monte Center and catch a ride to the Monterey Transit Plaza in downtown Monterey free between 3:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.

    Getting home (from the Monterey Transit Plaza):

    • New Monterey: Board JAZZ A Aquarium or JAZZ B Aquarium. Last trip departs at 12:45.
    • Pacific Grove: For service to downtown Pacific Grove and Asilomar, board JAZZ A which will continue as a Line 1 Asilomar. Last bus departs at 12:45. For service to Forest Hill, board JAZZ B Aquarium which will continue as a Line 2 Pacific Grove via Forest Hill. Last bus departs at 12:15.
    • Carmel & Carmel Valley: Board Line 24 Carmel Rancho with the last trip departing at 12:45. Trips leaving the Monterey Transit Plaza at 12:15 and 12:45 will continue to Carmel Valley upon request.
    • Seaside & Sand City: Board JAZZ A Sand City via Hilby with the last trip departing at 12:15. Or board JAZZ B Sand City via Broadway with the last trip departing at 12:45.
    • Marina & Salinas: Board Line 20 Salinas via Marina with the last trip departing at 12:45.

    For the safety and convenience of our passengers, all MST buses will be free to everyone after midnight. All regularly scheduled and supplemental service is intended for use by First Night Monterey attendees as well as the general public.

    For more information, visit www.mst.org or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 20, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News

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